Life evolves

One of my most proudest moments is when my son, Cameron graduated from UCLA in 2006. I invited my parents to attend the graduation at Pauley Pavilion on the campus.  It meant the world to me – to have my Mom watch Cameron graduate as he crossed the stage to accept his diploma from the Mayor of Los Angeles.  Most especially hearing his name being  called out loud.

It is now ten years later and my son is engaged to marry the woman of his dreams in October. There is so much happiness involved with this wedding of my Mom’s first grandchild. I always say that the first grandchild – could almost walk on water, since my Mom was so happy to become a grandmother back in 1983.

This past March, my mother was laid to rest – and she passed away knowing that Cameron was getting married.  She was happy knowing that the preparations had begun.  She knew the bride to be for the last three years and was close to her.


Here we are – (some of our immediate family) when we said our final goodbyes to Mom.

Life evolves and we move on – there are new babies, new weddings to plan for and vacations to book.  We think often of my Mom – and know that she is watching all of us from Heaven.

Here’s to the Bride and Groom and for happier days of loving each other.  Thank you Mom for laying the foundation.


About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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1 Response to Life evolves

  1. Lovely photo! Congratulations.

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